BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend was the first major British music festival of the year and always attracts big UK and worldwide artists. So, if you wanted to see the new names who'll dominate the summer's festivals, this was the place.
This year BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend took place in Carlisle at the city's Airport on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 2011. There was live music across four stages, music and activities from the two-day event all covered on: Radio 1, BBC TV, on the Radio 1 web and mobile sites as well as on the red button.
All the technological elements came together here to make for a slick post-production workflow. With both HD and SD elements, media was incoming from Canon XF-305, Canon DSLR, EVS ingest, Webcam streams as well as portable drives and videotape archive. At the centre of the editing operation, of course, an Avid setup with Unity storage and Interplay management. EVS kit provided ingest and replay for the SD red button feeds and the HD main ouput.
EVS XFile enabled all the performances, as well as background media, to be archived to removable drives which were rushed to London for the edits of the highlights.